Sat, Apr 10|
Clermont State Historic Site
The Dirt on Soil Blocks and Seed Starting
Time & Location
Apr 10, 2021, 1:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site, 1 Clermont Ave, Germantown, NY 12526, USA
About the Event
Spring is finally here, and what better way to welcome the warmth than by getting our hands dirty? Soil-blocking is an innovative and resourceful “new/old” method of seed starting. While the history of humans planting in soil cubes goes back 2,000 years, this tried-and-true technique has many benefits for the modern gardener. Unlike pots and trays, soil blocks do away with expense, storage clutter, and waste- making them environmentally friendly! The space between the blocks allows seedling roots to naturally air-prune, encouraging them to establish in the ground more quickly than those grown in a container. Join us for this family workshop where we’ll mix, press, and plant-up the building blocks of our gardens! Perfect for ages 8+
This program is free, but registration is required. Attendance is limited to aid in social distancing.
PLEASE NOTE: Clermont follows all NYS Department of Health guidelines for safety during the COVID 19 pandemic. Masks and social distancing will be required of all participants until these guidelines are lifted by New York State Parks.